About this artwork
Obverse: Bust of Caracalla right, laureate, wearing cuirass and paludamentum
Reverse: Victory, partly draped, advancing left, holding wreath and palm
This coin showing the 16 year old prince was issued by his father, Emperor Septimius Severus. The inscription details the honor (Pontifex - "priest") and powers (Tribunitian) that the emperor had granted to his son six years earlier. The reverse image shows a winged Victory offering a wreath and palm frond to celebrate the emperor’s "Great Parthian Victory", spelled out in the inscription.
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- Ancient and Byzantine Art
- Ancient Roman
- Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Caracalla
- 204 AD
- Obverse: ANTON.P.AVG PON TR P VII "Antoninus Pius Augustus, Pontif, holding Tribunican Power for Seventh Time" Reverse: VICT PART.MAX "Great Parthian Victory"
- Diam. 2.1 cm; 7.23 g
- Gift of Martin A. Ryerson